In response, the woman slapped him in the face to which the pilot then threw two brutal punches her way: one to her face and another to her stomach.
U.S. airline company Republic Airways has been forced to fire two employees after video footage surfaced of them fighting on a runway at Denver airport.
The two - identified as William Thomas, 36, and Marisha Sporer, 29 - had been involved in an intimate relationship since November, but things took a nosedive when Sporer saw something she didn't like on Thomas' cellphone, authorities said.
Republic Airways confirmed both staffers were fired shortly after the brawl. The spokesperson could not confirm if the two had appeared in court.
According to an affidavit obtained by DailyMail, after the split, Sporer went to the gate while Thomas went to the cockpit. But that's when Sporer became angry and went back to confront Thomas.
'Sporer grabbed Thomas by the neck tie and slapped him in the face with an open hand three times. He continues his assault, and punches her in the stomach and head.
The incident reportedly occurred on September 14 during a layover at Denver International Airport.
The flight was eventually delayed until the following day.
Two employees of a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/travel/general/airlines" href="https://www.foxnews.com/category/travel/general/airlines" target="_blank" Republic Airways /a have been terminated after a video showing them hitting each other on the jetway of a Denver airport was shared online.
In a statement, Republic Airways said that it had investigated the situation when it occurred last month.
'We investigated this matter and took appropriate action consistent with our belief that such behavior is unacceptable.
At the time of the violent altercation, Republic Airways had been operating the flight as part of a codeshare with United Airlines.